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U-M Study: Local Renewable Energy Employment Can Fully Replace U.S. Coal Jobs Nationwide

August 10, 2022


Read time:

5-15 mins
Smoke From The Power Station
Presented by Michigan News

Michael Craig, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses research from a study finding that wind and solar jobs across the United States can fully replace the coal-plant jobs lost as the nation’s power-generation system moves away from fossil fuels in the future. Craig notes that replacing those jobs would increase energy-transition costs, and policymakers could implement a new investment tax credit. The faculty expert further highlights findings from the research and the impact of this change.

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